Title: The Sister of Seven Ravens
Series: Stories, Tales, and Legends: Retold 02
Author: Sophie Martin
Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths, Fantasy
Length: Novella (138pgs)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts
Blurb: A horrible curse turned Yasko’s brothers into ravens changing his life forever. After embarking on an adventure he finds a way to ease their suffering. It leads him into the middle of an ancient forest and requires a great sacrifice.
Duke Casimir’s had enough of his mother’s schemes. When he asks the soothsayer for help on his hunt he is thinking about finding a husband.
Lost in the middle of an ancient forest Cas is saved by Yasko. The two men fall in love and Yas agrees to go with Casimir.
But someone doesn’t want Yasko as Casimir’s husband and they’ll do anything to force them apart.
Magical forces, hidden foes, and a war brewing on the horizon all stand in their way, but with some help from new friends, the support of his brothers and Yasko’s sheer stubbornness they might yet come out of the ordeal stronger than before.
Review: Yasko and his brothers suffer from a curse brought on by his ailing mother’s mental state after a devastating plague affects her. Yasko goes in search of a cure that will turn his brothers back into humans. Instead he finds out that is not possible to permanently restore his brothers. He is given a long task and explicit instructions to complete so his brothers can have some semblance of normalcy.
He meets Duke Cas and romance blossoms. He agrees to go back with the man but then runs into problems with the heinous duchess, Cas’ mother. I hated this woman. She was spiteful and hurtful. The things she did was despicable all in the name of keeping her power. What really pissed me off was how Cas turned a blind eye to the way she behaved. That was unacceptable to me as he was the duke.
All in all it was a wonderful retelling of a story I enjoyed.